The best books for parents with a sense of humor

The Books I Picked & Why

The Unmumsy Mum: The Hilarious Highs and Emotional Lows of Motherhood

By Sarah Turner

The Unmumsy Mum: The Hilarious Highs and Emotional Lows of Motherhood

Why this book?

The Unmumsy Mum is a fresh, funny, and incredibly brave account of one woman’s struggles through motherhood. Best of all, it is HILARIOUS! I laughed out loud SO many times. It’s a great book to keep you company through new motherhood and beyond. This is the funniest book I have read in years. It’s also refreshingly honest! Anyone who’s been through the turmoil of a new baby will relate to Sarah’s highs and lows. When I read this book, I felt like Sarah was a new best friend and a really funny one. Thank you Sarah for being brave enough to bare it all and making us laugh along the way.


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Hurrah for Gin: A Book for Perfectly Imperfect Parents

By Katie Kirby

Hurrah for Gin: A Book for Perfectly Imperfect Parents

Why this book?

So funny! Diary of a Wimpy Kid for adults. Just love these fun little cartoons, easy reading, you don’t need your brain at all, just relax and enjoy.


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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

By Sue Townsend

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

Why this book?

This book is very famous in the UK. Perhaps not so famous worldwide, but if you haven’t read it, you should! It’s a hilarious account of a very imperfect family. Set during the 1980s, it’s a very interesting history lesson too.


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I Don't Know How She Does It: A Comedy about Failure, a Tragedy about Success

By Allison Pearson

I Don't Know How She Does It: A Comedy about Failure, a Tragedy about Success

Why this book?

I definitely preferred the book to the movie. Lots more character and lots more humour. This book kept me company during the dark hours of midnight breastfeeding and became my literary best friend during that time.


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The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy

By Fiona Neill

The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy

Why this book?

Fun comedy for parents of older children, focusing on chaotic family life around school, drop offs, pick ups and parents who think they’re superior to others. Lots of fun.



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